Artemis was born (1969) and raised in Volos. She studied Literature and Linguistics in Athens, completed two master degrees in the UK and Germany, and since 2002 she has been working for the University of Stuttgart as a professor and researcher in the field of Linguistics.
Recently Artemis Alexiadou won the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2014 which is a research prize awarded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German research foundation) every year since 1985 to scientists working in Germany. This highest German research prize consists of a research grant of 2.5 million euro, to be used within seven years. Every year, ten Leibniz prizes are awarded. She began her research on topics from the Greek grammar and syntax.
She is now looking into the typological differences between languages within the theory of universal grammar as well as problems of language acquisition and loss in bilingualism. She is closely following the social, political and financial matters in Greece.